Water on the Red Planet

Scientists have been researching relentlessly in search of any clues that might provide breakthroughs which will help them find out whether planet Mars had life or any biological past or not. The recent progress that has been achieved is that they have found out that there might have been water in the inner layers of Mar’s crust. They have conducted a study of rocks blasted out from the Martian craters and they claim that these rocks can reveal a lot about Mar’s geological past and many more things which could also help in the research for the search of life and life supporting factors on the Red Planet.

The scientists reveal that theses rocks that have blasted from the Martian craters are like a hidden treasure. The latest update from the astronomers is that they are planning to zoom in on the craters with the help of Mars express and MRO spacecraft on an area of 1000 kilometers-2000 kilometers, called Tyrrhena Terra. They are carrying out experiments on the rocks embedded in the crater and till now have found out 175 sites which contain minerals that are formed in existence of water. The astronomers have found out hydrated silicates that were found at depths of hundreds of kilometers and the composition of these rocks suggests that there might have been water underground and this is the reason that the chemistry of the rocks excavated from these craters is altered. But some of the rocks which had been kicked upwards towards the surface are also the same but their composition does not seem to have changed and this suggests that water existed in the deeper layers of Mars. Some of the scientists suggest a different theory that water might be more near the surface of the ‘Red Planet’ but recent studies contradict the previous ones. But the end result is that these studies contribute a lot to increasing knowledge about the ‘Red Planet’. Mars is a planet which has for long been suspected to have some kind of life on it and there are a lot of clues which are being studied and experiments being done to prove the same.

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